LOCAL MP David Mundell has praised the work of locally-founded, now national charity, the Food Train.
He was touring the organisation’s new HQ in a converted, previously council-owned building, in English Street, Dumfries as they prepared to help members through what could be a challenging winter ahead.
The charity offers a range of services making life easier for particularly older people, who are struggling to live independently through ill-health or age-related disability.
As well as their trademark grocery delivery role, Food Train offers a range of other services, including helping with tasks at home, befriending, library service and organising social groups.
Mr Mundell, who has previously joined volunteers as they made deliveries, stated he was impressed by the charity’s new premises and the facilities available for a proposed drop-in hub for older people.
He said: “It was great to meet with the staff and some of the volunteers and learn more about Food Train plans for Dumfries and other parts of my constituency, including Annandale and Eskdale.
“We are going through a difficult period, nationally and internationally, and I know just how important the work of Food Train will be in the weeks and months ahead as both they and their members deal with the challenges caused by rising prices.”